Big 10 Honors Two Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) - Taylor Cammarata and Adam Wilcox of the No. 1 Gopher Hockey program have been honored by the Big Ten Conference for their performances over the weekend in Minnesota's sweep over Notre Dame.
A native of Plymouth, Minn., Cammarata was named the Big Ten First Star of the Week after leading all NCAA players with five points over the weekend despite not taking a shot on goal. The sophomore forward tallied two assists in Friday's 5-0 win including a helper on the game winner and then set a new career-high by assisting on Minnesota's first three goals in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Irish. Cammarata's 10 assists this season are tied for first in the nation while the forward has seven assists in the last three games and 11 points in the last six. This week's honor marks the first career accolade for Cammarata.
A native of South St. Paul, Minn., Wilcox was named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week after backstopping the Gophers to a sweep over the Irish with a .953 save percentage and a goals-against average of 1.00. The junior stopped all 20 shots he faced on Friday to earn his ninth career shutout and second of the season - moving within four clean sheets of Kellen Briggs (13) for the school record. Wilcox followed up with a 21-save performance on Sunday to earn his 58th career win. This week's honor marks the sixth career accolade for Wilcox.
Michigan State's Michael Ferrantino was named the league's Third Star of the Week.
The top-ranked Gophers return to action this weekend with a home-and-home series against Minnesota Duluth.